Category Archives: Club Charles

Esther Martin (1923 – Jan. 19, 2003)

By Brennen Jensen (Baltimore City Paper, 1/29/2003) Esther Martin, owner and founder of the Club Charles bar on the 1700 block of North Charles Street, died Jan. 19 following surgery to correct the debilitating effects of diabetes. The 80-year-old Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Mobtown Muck

By Brennen Jensen (Baltimore City Paper, 11/8/2000) “Aristocratic, historic Baltimore is the slumming-ground for thousands of escaping Washingtonians.” Such a statement could have been written yesterday, given the number of D.C.-area residents who regularly hammer up Interstate 95 for a … Continue reading

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A Bar with a View

Unflappable Esther Martin Has Run the Club Charles Since 1951. Who Better to Tell of Her Block’s Boom, Bust, and Possible Rebirth? By Brennen Jensen (Baltimore City Paper, 2/16/2000) “There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by … Continue reading

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